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another lego day off
yesterday, on my day off, Caedmon and i decided to play with legos, which is a pretty regular activity around our house. he mostly plays with the lego "guys," and you can see here what he came up with:
i, on the other hand, was hearing the voice of hank williams jr. in my head, and looking forward to monday night, so i made this:
as some of you know, i have been working towards a goal i set at the beginning of 2020 of running 1000 miles in one calendar year. today is the last day of september (what?!?), and so that means the year is 3/4 of the way complete, which means i should be right around the 750 mile marker. however, i am doing better than that, as my 5 mile run today put me at 847 miles for the year, almost 100 miles ahead of schedule! i am feeling great, enjoying the journey, and experiencing a real sense of accomplishment as i work towards this goal. i have also enjoyed these little milestones along the way, just to see how far i've come. as it turns out, 847 miles from State College (along the roads, not as the crow flies) would have me arriving in Birmingham, AL, right about now! not too shabby! only about 150 to go!
everybody needs to laugh. one good way i have found to make that happen is to do a simple google image search for 'bad haircut.' when you do so, some of the following gems show up. thankfully, my 9th grade school picture does NOT show up. otherwise, it would certianly make this list! please laugh freely and without inhibition. thank you and have a nice day.
twelve years ago i started making a video of our children as a mother's day tribute to their mother, and somehow it became a tradition. back then, our oldest son was 3 years old, and cute. now he's 15 and, well, not so cute . however, we have really come to love this tradition, and the time capsule of sorts that it has become. we love looking back at each year's video, to see how we've grown and changed, and how our love for Shannon has remained constant. below is this year's video, and if you want to walk with us down memory lane, the other eleven are down there as well. happy mother's day to all the mom's out there...you make us feel like a million bucks. 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009